Ruhena qualified as a Solicitor in 2009. Her practice is exclusively in criminal investigations and litigation, from the police station interview to serious Crown Court trials and judicial review.
She has advised and represented individuals charged with a range of offences including, Rape, Sexual Assault, Making Indecent Pseudo Child Images, Grievous Bodily Harm, Robbery, Fraud, Possession of Firearms and Conspiracy to Supply Drugs.
Ruhena undertakes a high proportion of her own trial advocacy in the Magistrates’ court, and has been appointed by the Court on numerous occasions as trial “section 38” advocate for those defendants who are unrepresented. Ruhena also regularly represents vulnerable clients, including youths and those suffering from mental health issues. She has experience as an advocate at Mental Health Tribunals and Hospital Managers Meetings representing clients detained under Section 2 and 3 of the Mental Health Act.
Ruhena understands that criminal allegations can have a debilitating effect on her client’s personal and working lives, and so takes a robust approach during both police investigations and Crown prosecutions. She is known as a tenacious and determined advocate. Whether at the police station or in court, she is always committed to obtaining the very best result for her clients.
Ruhena represents both private and publically funded clients.